Monday, March 30, 2009

Meeting Chip Kidd

While my former business partner and I were kickin it back in the day with the Former Factory Design Co™, we had the opportunity to meet Chip Kidd in his office in Manhattan. Great guy. We had just come off of the Express Hang Tag project which Chip had also been comissioned. We met him the night before at the artist reception party and he invited us to drop by. Old pic, this was back in 03.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Impending Hucklebuck Font Studio

I am working on a type design co., once the name and branding are done I'll post the site. For now here is my latest type creation. The font studio will focus on the extraction of existing typography from our environment and extending the found characters into a True Type display alphabet. This first sample was extracted from this page that I found in an old model airplane magazine. The characters are a bit familiar, but truly unique and totally vintage.

I haven't made an actual True type font from these yet, but to download the vector set of these characters control click here

Thursday, March 26, 2009

LOC finds of the week

Some new sweet finds from the LOC. The death dust pages are particularly amazing.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cloth Alphabet Book

Found this beauty at the local Antique mall a while back. It's an antique cloth ABC book for children. Pretty rad type prints in here with some great illustrations. Enjoy

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Growing Pains

What do you say here but amazing.

Westcott Poster Inspiration

The students who developed the plans that will be on display for the exhibit drew inspiration from Friedrich Fröbel, the man who developed many of the learning tools we use now for young children and the inventor of Kindergarten. One of his main learning crafts was to use paper weaving to develop creativity and problem solving. Here are a few of the images I pulled for reference. These lead me into the idea of representing paper waeving with the title typography for the event. As shown below. The architectural elements relate to the development plans done by the students.

Friday, March 20, 2009

ID and Registration Please

I was pulling some reference for a passport themed design a few years back and found a bunch of great ID scans. So many different ideas of how to construct a form and all of the different elements are really interesting.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heart of the Heartland iphone Wallpapers

The first set of Hucklebuck iphone wallpapers. Comin at ya straight from the heart of the heartland.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Final Westcott Poster

Here's a look at the final Westcott poster. It will be a 17.5" x 25" 2 color screenprint with a limited availablity of 50. I'll post a link on where you can buy them if you're interested.

STAR WARS™ Wrappers

Ran across these today. Real nice! Makes me crave really dried out plastic bubble gum. Courtesy of Paul Holstein

Sunday, March 15, 2009

HUCKLEBUCK seeks new business development associate

Ohio based Hucklebuck Design Studio is seeking a youthful energetic person to help with the development of new business opportunities on a commission basis. This position can be done in a virtual environment with some meeting obligations. Ideal candidate should have 3-7 years experience as an account executive or similar sales background.

If you are interested or would like more information please email Andy Hayes at

Always Play with Matches

I have always been obsessed with the type on vintage matchbooks. Here are a few from the Hucklebuck collection. The Walgreens set is pretty amazing!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hucklebuck + Hollister Update

My tenure may be over at Hollister, but the aftershocks are still happening. A couple of packages I designed in August just set in stores this week. Mostly applique dominant with embroidery and print. To see both packages check out the Hollister site at Color on Nuetral or Color on Color. Here are a few of the tees from the full sets.